TOI Review – Teen Patti

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Ready for a razor sharp teaser? Watch Teen Patti. The film is a taut thriller that’s not only done with loads of style and attitude, it also showcases a fine ensemble cast of youngsters who represent the edginess of today’s youth. And if that’s not enough, there’s further enticement in the character and currently in-form status of Amitabh Bachchan, who is hell bent on a second, third and fourth coming. After the mesmerising Auro in Paa, Amitabh’s eccentric mathematical wizard who talks to Albert Einstein, when he’s alone, is immensely watchable in Teen Patti. Of course, there are his musings with Ben Kingsley too. But one would have wished the film makers had made more substantial use of the tumultuous talent of Mr Kingsley than reducing him to a mere listener.

The second half does get somewhat repetitive, with the film refusing to move out of the gambling dens and the climax gets somewhat hurried. But majorly, the film holds as a taut thriller that keeps you glued for most of the screen time. Watch out for Sunidhi Chauhan’s item number, Teri Neeyat Kharab Hai. It rocks.


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~ by Yakuza on February 25, 2010.

14 Responses to “TOI Review – Teen Patti”

  1. bachchan saala pays for reviews.

    • Anuj, Have some respect for legend of bollywood. If not, then shut up and go to some other forum. This is not suitable for you. Here we respect every star ,either legend Mr. Bachchan or ur SRK.

  2. toi are biased, they gave 5 star to mnik. loll

  3. superb film

  4. Teen Patti will rock on boxoffice,may be first day will not good but film will click from sunday I think.we hope this film will be HIT or SEMI_HIT.

  5. no toi are not paid for teen patti they have given 3 and half stars to both kck and teen patti but criticizes teen patti more and also predicted that the movie will not take good start and says that kck can aatrract youth.

    yakuza in which world you are saying that teen patti has an edge over kck just go and check boi is saying that kck will take good opening because of youth though i dont like any of the two films.

    infact teen patti is inspired by some hollywood movie 21 or like so

  6. shakir did you find the link of that world record news i have already posted but i think you just dont want to accept it .

    HUM AAPKE HAIN KOUN IS THE BIGGEST FILM IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAN CINEMA(NOT BOLLYWOOD BUT INDIA)

  7. YAKUZA BY WHAT THINKING YOU HAVE GIVEN THIS FILM 4 AND A HALF ALMOST ALL OTHER CRITICS HAVE GIVEN IT 2 AND A HALF AND 3STARS.

    THE DIFF IS QUITE HUGE THIS CANT HAPPEN . SALMAN VEER WAS GIVEN ONE AND A HALF TO TWO STARS BY ALL CRITICS NO ONE GIVE IT 4 OR 5STARS HOW CAN THERE BE A SUCH A LARGE DIFF IN THE QUAITY OF A FILM

    • NITISH , You are FOOL … First this is not Yakuza review .. This is TOI review. Second this is only 3.5 stars not 4.5 .. epen your eyes and read carefully and then comments ..

      Only three reviews are out yet ..

      ganpatinews – 4/5
      TOI – 3.5/5
      IndiaFM – 2.5/5

      But even Taran who has given 2.5 .. did full praise of movie. He rate based on boxoffice, not merits of movie.

  8. Bachchan plays the role of a mathematician with remarkable ease. One cannot imagine anyone else in this character other than Bachchan. Especially noteworthy are the sequences between Bachchan and Sir Ben. Madhavan is excellent. The actor displays the grey shades most convincingly. The film introduces four new talents and each is confidence personified. Siddharth, Shraddha and Dhruv get maximum footage and they stand out. Vaibhav has tremendous screen presence, but his role lacks meat.

    Raima Sen is alright. Barry John is first-rate. Anjan Srivastava is good. Mahesh Manjrekar is effective. Saira Mohan is hardly there. Sir Ben Kingsley is an amazing actor and expectedly, he’s brilliant here. It’s a treat to watch these two magicians – Sir Ben and Bachchan – perform on screen.

    On the whole, TEEN PATTI is a fresh concept for Indian viewers, made well, but limits itself to the intelligentsia and big city audiences mainly.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movies/review/12995/index.html

    As expected … TARAN ADARSH full praise of movie .. Not even a single negative word. But given 2.5 stars because he found it less commercial and move for intelligent audience only.

    Taran adarsh is FUDDU …. He Rate movie based on boxoffice, No based on Merits of movie. Salaaa kutaaaa

  9. Big oye – 3/5

    Amitabh Bachchan and Sir Ben Kingsley have been superb in their roles. Big B has stood out to be perfect in the role of a professor who drives his students into trouble. Madhavan is getting better and better by the roles he is doing. All the four debutants have given captivating performances. Shraddha Kapoor has given signs of arrival of a new star on stage. Dhruv Ganesh has given a striking performance as the story goes on, and so have Sidhdharth Kher and Vaibhav Talwar.

    http://www.bigoye.com/reviews/Teen-Patti/425856

  10. this movie sounds awful……

  11. Some Big B fanatics are bent upon to pull down MNIK.My sincire advice to them is leave MNIK aside coz that has been already declared an International hit,just go and watch Teen Patti to save Big B coz so far he has lost to Farhan.This is gonna become a big issue on sites like BB in near future.So go please coz nobody is watching that movie.

  12. i watched Paa last night…was not impressed. Amitabh as Auro was annoying. many ppl have tried to compare PAA to Taare Zameen Pe but i TZP is miles ahead of this movie – in a different league imho.

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